Cakey Chocolate Chip Brownies

Cakey Chocolate Chip Brownies

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Low sugar Cakey Chocolate Chip Brownies served with homemade peanut butter

It just so happens that I’m still on a healthy dessert kick.

I highly doubt it’s going away anytime soon, since I’ve been doing lots of experimenting with brownies in my kitchen lately!

I’d like to say these brownies are special (not in the way you might think). They’re special because they could really be served as a cake with frosting to eat with a fork, or as a square to eat like a brownie.

Low sugar Cakey Chocolate Chip Brownies served with homemade peanut butter

I ate them like brownies, at least. With a schload of peanut butter smothered on top.

It’s like a 2-for-1 dessert. Who doesn’t love that kinda deal?

In the midst of my babbling about cakey brownies, I’ll tell you why these are healthier than some of the others you might find boxed on your grocer’s shelves.

These are not sugar-free, but they are definitely lower in sugar than your average brownie. I used organic agave syrup (which yes, still translates to SUGAR) but I didn’t use cups of it, which is generally what’s required for your average brownie recipe.

I also used a healthier oil – coconut oil. Sometimes I opt to use Greek yogurt in place of oils, but I haven’t been feeling that lately, since baked goods don’t usually last as long if they’re made with yogurt. And in my latest bout of struggling with sweets, I’ve decided I don’t want to be forced with the necessity of stuffing a whole pan of brownies in my face.

You know, because I don’t like to share my sweets too often. Although I did let the hubs get his hands on these, and he approved!

These cakey chocolate chip brownies aren’t as sweet as your normal brownie (obvi because there is less sugar), but they have the perfect rich cocoa flavor to them. Add some peanut butter, and you’ve got a fantastic dessert on your plate!

Low sugar Cakey Chocolate Chip Brownies served with homemade peanut butter

 

Cakey Chocolate Chip Brownies

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 9

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 scoop Shakeology protein powder
  • dash of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp organic agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • splash vanilla
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 2 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and protein powder.
  3. In a larger bowl, mix together eggs, agave syrup, applesauce, vanilla and stevia.
  4. Microwave coconut oil for 30 seconds in a bowl. Once completely melted, stir into wet egg mixture.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients until fully mixed, then mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into a greased 8×8 glass pan.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, until cooked through.

Notes

1 brownie is 6 Weight Watchers points.

Courses Healthy Dessert

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 brownie

Amount Per Serving

Calories 170

% Daily Value

Total Fat 10 g

15%

Unsaturated Fat 1 g

Cholesterol 71 mg

24%

Sodium 99 mg

4%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g

6%

Dietary Fiber 2 g

8%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 6 g

12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Cakey Chocolate Chip Brownies

I’m in the midst of a fudgy brownie up next. Stay tuned!

What would you prefer to eat? Cake or brownies?

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